Hotel d'Angleterre & Royal Copenhagen Golf Club
Denmark, Oresund, Sealand, Copenhagen
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Established in 1755, the d’Angleterre is an icon and a historic landmark in Copenhagen, celebrated for its elegance, luxury and style. Completing a total refurbishment in 2013, The Hotel d'Angleterre was constructed as a neoclassic palace, and has maintained its 1870’s historical aspects. The hotel blends elements of its original legacy with the latest in tailored services, elegance and technology. It is ideally situated next to the Royal Danish Theatre on the Kongens Nytorv Square in the heart of Copenhagen and connected to the famous Strøget pedestrian shopping street. The hotel features newly designed rooms including suites all with complimentary Wi-Fi, spacious marble bathrooms, the latest technology and individually controlled climate systems.
To start with Copenhagen's golfing landmark, you can board a S-Train from the efficient metropolitan railway system at the Central Station and get down at Klampenborg, in the northern wooded outskirts of the capital. Copenhagen Golf Club is a short distance from the idyllic wooden train station and enjoys a truly unique location in Dyrehaven deerpark, where players will share the fairways with some 2000 freely roaming deer. Founded in 1898, this is the oldest golf club in Denmark and in the whole of Scandinavia, although its present layout is somewhat more recent, designed by Colt, Alison & Morrison in 1926 and ranked in Europe Top 100.
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At the head of Nyhavn Canal on the historic King's Square and across the street from the Royal Theatre, the Hotel d'Angleterre is the grand dame of Copenhagen. Completing a total refurbishment in 2013, The Hotel d'Angleterre was constructed as a neoclassic palace, and has maintained its 1870s historical aspects. The hotel features newly designed rooms including suites all with complimentary Wi-Fi, spacious marble bathrooms, the latest technology and individually controlled climate systems. The stunning Royal Suite, with one to three bedrooms, features a grand balcony and fireplace, and a private dining room.
The hotel blends elements of its original legacy with the latest in tailored services, elegance and technology. It is ideally situated next to the Royal Danish Theatre on the Kongens Nytorv Square in the heart of Copenhagen and connected to the famous Strøget pedestrian shopping street.
Each of the 90 spacious and elegantly decorated rooms and suites stand newly and fully renovated in 2013. Modern touches compliment the traditional elegant design to exquisite effect and for any visit – be it business, pleasure or entertainment. Features include grand bathrooms and individual state-of-the-art in-room climate control, entertainment and technology. Many of the suites come complete with balconies.
The Royal Suite, featuring a living space of up to 250 square meters (2,690 square feet) offers lavish fabrics and furnishings in a sophisticated, classical style with contemporary touches. Overlooking one of the city’s most classic squares; Kongens Nytorv, the Royal Suite offers a breathtaking view of the Royal Danish Theatre and Nyhavn.
• Bars & Restaurants
At d'Angleterre the new and refurbished restaurant, Marchal, is designed as the indisputable destination for wining and dining in Copenhagen. Rich materials such as soft carpets, stone, wood, varnish and velour set a luxurious and stylish, yet relaxed interior to treat the eye in the breakfast restaurant, the wine room, the fine dining room serving lunch and dinner and the hotel bar, while catering for the different needs of the business man, the traveler, the lovers, the fashionista and the urbanite.
Marchal was awarded a Michelin-star in March 2014. Twice Michelin-awarded Head chef Ronny Emborg, who is in charge in the kitchen at Marchal, was awarded his first Michelin-Star for his work at restaurant AOC in 2010. Creativity, quality and aesthetic are essential elements in his ambitious cuisine, which is inspired by the Nordic and French kitchen.
The d'Angleterre also offers the contemporary champagne bar, Balthazar, serving more than 160 different champagnes, champagne cocktails and classic cocktails.
• SPA & Fitness
Amazing Space d’Angleterre has been completely renovated in 2013 and has been designed to provide a tranquil environment for the mind, body and soul. This urban spa offers an expansive menu of signature treatments, a lounge for relaxation and revitalization, a fully equipped fitness studio. Expert technicians perform personalized treatments, including massage and beauty care.
Access to the fitness studio, swimming pool area and the relaxation lounge is complimentary for guests in residence.
• Meetings & Events
Over the years, the d’Angleterre has hosted countless historic events including formal galas, weddings, diplomatic assemblies and royal occasions. The hotel’s refurbished private function rooms offer the ultimate setting for tailor-made meetings, product launches, events and celebrations. The historic Palm Court and Louis XVI Ballroom continue to be the most desired venue in Copenhagen.
All meeting and event space is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment installed in 2013, as well as wireless and wired high-speed internet connectivity.
A dedicated and specialized advisory team will assist in the planning and execution of each event to ensure a seamless experience, creating perfect and lasting memories.
Royal Copenhagen Golf Club
Københavns Golf Klub, founded 1898
• Eremitagen Course
Colt, Alison & Morrison (1928) + C.K. Cotton, Frederik Dryer & Rolf Henning-Jensen (after 1928)
18 holes - 6,574 yds - Par 71 - CR 71,9 - Slope 130
The environment and its preservation has been a hot general news topic since the 1970's, and more specifically in connection with golf courses. In response, the golf industry took a long hard look at relevant issues ranging from course design to land use and maintenance. While the accreditation process is extremely complicated some landmark approvals by the Audubon Society do indicate that golf courses can be good for the environment.
Now imagine arriving at your golf club, parking the car and then embarking on a walk the length of two par 5 along a grass footpath just to reach the clubhouse ! There is no sign of a golf course anywhere, save for one or two flag sticks poking discreetly above the grass, and people, horses and the occasional deer, clearly with no connection to golf, ambling carefree. This is the scene greeting visitors at Copenhagen Golf Club, only half an hour from the hustle and bustle of Denmark's capital, yet preserved in an 18th century time warp oblivious to the modern world and its environmental concerns.
Unlike so many new golf courses which try hard to merge with the surrounding natural terrain by creating artificial features to link course and nature, the estate where Copenhagen Golf Club's course is situated is an expansive nature reserve in itself. There are yrehaven deerpark, home to more than 2,000 free roaming deer. The course itself is actually more akin to a discreet footpath than a golf course.
Copenhagen Golf Club has not always been at this location. Since its foundation in 1898 and until 1905, the few members exercised their skills much nearer to Copenhagen but by 1910, nine holes had been laid out o the present site at Klampenborg. Though no supporting records appear to exist, as most of the club's archives were lost when the original clubhouse was bombed by the Nazis during World War II, it seems most probable that the British firm of Colt, Alison & Morrison designed much of what is the current layout about 1926.
Although the course has been remodelled several times since its creation by reputed architects such as C.K. Cotton, Frederik Dreyer and more recently by Rolf Henning Jensen, of Danis Golf Design, the current design would not be out of place in a resume of some of the best work done by Colt, Alison & Morrison elsewhere. Challenging doglegs combine with blind but fair tee shots, run up approach shots are always possible and the routing requires a player to be able to shape the ball in both directions to score well.
The wind in combination with the several trees, many doglegs and thick rough makes the course a rather demanding test, but the great beauty of the surrounding landscape will soon make one forget about a couple of lost balls. What is also a fascinating experience on the round is the openness of the terrain and yet how little of the course is visible at any time. Tees usually present a clear view of the narrow fairways ahead, but none has any elevation such that the other holes can be viewed. Bunkers are generally encased in long fescue grass, very shallow and set at angles. Alistair Mackenzie would have admired the excellent camouflage effect that results!
In fact, few clues exist that the beautiful expanse of land has been disturbed from its primary purpose, that of deerpark and nature preserve, beyond the absolute minimum needed to permit a thousand members and their guests to hit a small white ball for eighteen holes. The estate is owned ultimately by the Kingdom of Denmark and administered by a government representative, whose focus is to maintain the land in its most natural condition at all times.
This situation is reflected in some unusual facts modern golfers are not accustomed too. There are no waste collection bins, no plastic tees (only wooden ones), no distance markers (save for discreet stones), walking is compulsory (no buggies) and pedestrian, horses and deer have right of way on the fairways !
The royal connection is in evidence by the existence of the royal hunting lodge "Eremitage", an exquisite baroque building located on the highest point of the estate near the 16th green and that gives the course its nickname of "Eremitagen". Today, this lodge is used once a year when the deer are hunted, a necessary measure to keep their numbers manageable, around 2000.
Danish Riviera & Oresund Golf
Must play when in Copenhagen and part of the Danish Riviera are the vintage Royal Copenhagen, Rungsted and Helsingor Golf Club, and the modern Simon's Golf Club, venue of the PGA Europe Nordic Open.
• Rungsted Golf Cub
C.A. Mackenzie (1937) Parkland
At the heart of the "Danish Riviera", between Copenhagen and Helsingor, the small seaside town of Rungsted, birthplace of writer Karen Blixen (Out of Africa), plays host to one of Denmark's most famous golf club. Rungsted Golf Club owes its existence to an unfaithful member of the Copenhagen Golf Club, a couple of miles south, who decided to go independent and create his own 18 hole course near Rungsted railway station. The design of the golf course was entrusted to C.A. Mackenzie, brother of Alistair, designer of Augusta, and both the golf course and clubhouse were inaugurated in 1937.
Rungsted is located next to the train station, an important factor at that time to reach clubs, and the back nine runs along the railway tracks. Laid out in magnificent park with large stands of beautiful trees, the course has remained much the same since its inception in the 1930's. The fairways were nevertheless modernised in 1982 so that the club could consolidate its position as one of Denmark's top facility. Rungsted has often been the scene for the opening stages of national and international tournaments , such as the first Scandinavian Amateur Championship held here in 1956. There is a sense of measure to everything about this discreet and well balanced course, testimony of the art of a designer in a class of its own.
• Simon's Golf Club
Martin Hawtree (1993) Parkland/Openland
A few miles south of Helsingor and Hamlet's castle, Simon's Golf Club and Nybogaard Hotel enjoy a beautiful location on high wooded grounds overlooking the Oresund sound, between Denmark and Sweden. Host of the first European Tour event in Denmark, the Nordic Open 2003, Simon's golf course is a newly yet already well established layout ranked amongst Denmark's top courses. Designed by British architect Martin Hawtree, the course extends over the Ladehojgaard estate,
• Helsingor Golf Club
Forskellige (1927) Parkland
On the northern outskirts of Helsingor and Hamlet's Castle of Elsinore, Helsingor Golf Club enjoys a prime wooded location on the Oresund, with views across the sound to the Swedish coast which seems here only a stone's throw away. Founded in 1927, this club is one of Denmark's oldest and has been the cradle many Danish champions, while its vintage parkland course is regarded as one of the best in the country.
In the midst of a nature preserve surrounded by dense woods, Helsingor is a narrow, well tended and difficult championship course. Not particularly long by modern standards, it has narrow, tricky fairways lined with trees that call for accurate shots and good touch on the greens. This is also a visually very pleasant course nestling amidst pristine wooded surrounding and where in the early hours, players may top with roe deer and hares crossing the fairways. The golf course is open to visitors with some restrictions. A minimum handicap is required while tee times on weekends and bank holidays are reserved for members until 12 noon.
With the recent opening of the Oresund Bridge, Europe's longest bridge spanning the sound between Copenhagen (Denmark) and Malmo (Sweden), both shores of the Öresund are now connected by land. This new golfing Eldorado, formed by the Danish island of North Sealand and the Swedish province of Skane, offers seventy courses, several of them ranked in Europe Top 100. Most famous ones are Rungsted and Simon's (Denmark), Barsebäck, Falsterbo and Ljunghusens (Sweden).
For more details on golf courses on the Swedish side of the Oresund, see "Barseback Resort" individual entry
Copenhagen & The Danish Riviera
Hotel d'Angleterre is ideally located on Kongens Nytorv Square, at the centre of the city historic, cultural and business centre, with all major landmarks such as Storget pedestrian shopping street and Nyhavn waterfront canal within walking distance. The largest city in Scandinavia and seat of Europe's oldest kingdom, Copenhagen is a gracious and pleasant city with much charm, reflected in its canals, pedestrian streets, numerous cafés and terraces, old red brick buildings and green copper roofs. Copenhagen takes its name from "køben-havn", which means "merchants' harbour". The city grew in size and importance because of its position on the Oresund sound, the body of water between Denmark and Sweden guarding the entrance of the Baltic.
Kongens Nytorv (King's New Square) is a public square in Copenhagen, Denmark, centrally located at the end of the pedestrian shopping street Strøget. The finest and largest square of the city, it was laid out by Christian V in 1670 in connection with a major extension of the fortified city, and has an equestrian statue of him at it's centre. This initiative moved the centre of the city from the medieval area around Gammeltorv, at that time a muddy medieval marketplace, to the new square of Kongens Nytorv with it's cobbled stones complete with a garden complex inspired by the city planning seen in Paris from the early 17th century. Important buildings facing the square include the Charlottenborg Palace from 1671, the Thott Palace from 1683 (now the French Embassy), and the Royal Danish Theater from 1874.
Nyhavn is a 17th century waterfront, canal and entertainment district. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse Nyhavn is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses, housing bars, cafés and restaurants. Serving as a "heritage harbour", the canal has many historical wooden ships.
Strøget is the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe and is a popular tourist attraction in the centre of town. Strøget runs between the town square by Copenhagen City Hall (Rådhuspladsen) and The King's New Square (Kongens Nytorv). Many of the city's most famous and exclusive stores, such as Illums Bolighus, Magasin du Nord, the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory, and several Designer Shops, are located along Strøget. There are also a multitude of souvenir shops and high street shops.
Copenhagen Golf Club is located in Kongens Lyngby, a charming country town with some fine old Danish architecture, beautiful medieval church and market square. There are also some old fashionable houses built at the time when Kongens Lyngby was a favourite summer resort amongst wealthy Copenhagers. Kongens Lyngby is located in a unique green area surrounded by three lakes, Bagsvaerd, Lyngby and Fureso, connected by the Molleaen river - summer boat cruises on the lake system are a favourite. Attractions in town includes the Dyrehaven deer and amusement park, one of the oldest in Denmark, and the Frilandsmuseet open air museum, with ancient buildings from all over Denmark.
Address & Contact
Kongens Nytorv 34
1050 Copenhagen K
Tel: +45 / 3312 0095
Copenhagen Golf Club
Tel: +45 / 3963 0483
Hotel d'Angleterre: Copenhagen CBD
Copenhagen Golf Club: Kongens Lyngby, 15 km. N of Copenhagen
Copenhagen International Airport (CPH), 10 km.
All year (Hotels & Golf)
Northern Atlantic, with cold, humid winters and mild summers